Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014

11/77

QTAC Code(s)

762019 - B Agricultural Science (Hons)
762019 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8629

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: science.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 5460 1276 or 1800 642 093 (Freecall)

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001939G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Agricultural Science?

This program has been replaced with the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) (BAgrSc (Hons)). For further information please refer to the following link Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) (BAgrSc (Hons)).

What you can study

The first two and a half years of study will give you a solid grounding in the basic principles common to all agricultural industries and access to a large range of elective study areas. In your sixth semester of study you will undertake a six-month internship in an agricultural production enterprise, agribusiness or research institution. In this placement you will apply what you have learnt, gain valuable industry experience and develop contacts for future employment. As part of your studies you may also have taken the opportunity to participate in an international exchange and work in developing countries in the plant and animal industries.

The remainder of the program allows you to pursue your own interests through an individual research project and elective courses.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Placement courses

In your sixth semester of study you will undertake a six-month internship in an agricultural production enterprise, agribusiness or research institution. In this placement you will apply what you have learnt, gain valuable industry experience and develop contacts for future employment.

Honours

Honours is awarded based on the weighted percentage of specific courses in the program.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014
11/77

QTAC Code(s)
762019 - B Agricultural Science (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B

Additional application information

  • It is expected that students will have private access to a computer and the internet.
  • An internal student attends lectures, tutorials and practicals on campus.
  • An external student receives instruction by mail, or via the internet.
  • Some distance education courses may require residential school attendance.
  • External programs have been developed to enable students to attend residential schools without clashes in their schedule.
  • Regardless of whether you study in internal or external mode the program is the same.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001939G

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8629

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Careers

As an agricutlural scientist, you will apply your knowledge of scientific, technological, management, economic, environemental and social principles to major challenges, such as climate change and food security, to ensure the sustainable production of food and fibre for global consumption.

As a graduate, you will work in local, national or international agribusinesses offering advice to graziers and growers on animal and plant nutrition and pest control, or you may specialise as a plant breeder, soil scientist or horticulturalist.

You maybe challenged to manage water resources more efficiently, control pests to economic levels while concurrently avoiding the development of genetic resistance, or treat soils to ensure future generations are not disadvantaged.

Agricultural Science offers exciting, challenging careers in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • agronomists and horticulturalists in companies and governments advising growers on cultivating crops to ensure maximum profitability and sustainability
  • scientists in government, industry and international institutions researching areas as diverse as genetic engineering to soil science
  • agricultural consultants and advisors for producers and companies, domestically and internationally
  • managers of agricultural enterprises, family and company-owned farms or agribusiness companies and rural industries
  • advisers in banks and other financial organisations to ensure rural industry investments are economically sound
  • animal scientists and dairy technologists
  • agricultural and resource economists
  • extension and inspection officers
  • land information systems officers
  • regulators of government policy such as keeping Australia free from pests and diseases
  • educators (after completing a Graduate Diploma of Education)

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Australian Society of Animal Production
  • Nutrition Society of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Agricultural Science

To complete the Bachelor of Agricultural Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 64 units comprising -

  • 56 units from Part A or Part B; and
  • 8 units from Part C
  • 22 units must be late year courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Agricultural Science